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Con Artists
They seem like a friend. Family, even. You trust them with your life. But behind the promises of fame, success, and riches beyond your wildest dreams... it’s just another guy in a fake Rolex. Con Artists peeks behind the masks of hustlers, swindlers, and fraudsters. We’ll dive into their psychology, and teach listeners how to spot a con. What kind of person runs a scam? And why do we trust them? Con Artists is a Parcast Original. New episodes come out every Wednesday.
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